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Jesse Noah Klein, Meryam Joobeur, Heather Young & Matthew Rankin Among Telefilm Canada Coin Recipients

Jesse Noah Klein, Meryam Joobeur, Heather Young & Matthew Rankin Among Telefilm Canada Coin Recipients

Telefilm Canada announces has committed almost 13 million dollars to 21 feature-length films (English market). Almost 300 projects were submitted. At the top of the list is one of our most anticipated feature film debuts in Meryam Joobeur‘s Motherhood. We also find Murmur (2019) Nova Scotian filmmaker Heather Young moving into her sophomore feature drama titled There, There. Former IONCINEMA.com contributing writer Jesse Noah Klein moves into a thriller (Best Boy) with his third feature. He previously directed We’re Still Here (2016) and Like a House on Fire (2020). And Winnipegger Matthew Rankin (2019’s The Twentieth Century) is hard at work with Une langue universelle. Most of the projects will go into production within the twelve months ahead so we’ll see a some sampling ready for 2023 with the majority premiering in 2024. Here is the complete list.

Akashi – Mayumi Yoshida
Aversion – Thom Fitzgerald
Backspot – D.W. Waterson
The Bearded Girl – Jody Wilson
Best Boy – Jesse Noah Klein
Drive Back Home – Michael Clowater
The Invisibles – Andrew Currie
La Estrella al Lado de la Luna – Andrea Alvarez
Loya – Sibel Guvenc
Monica’s News – Pamela Gallant
Motherhood – Meryam Joobeur
The Music Box – Jay Dahl
Paying For It – Sook-Yin Lee
Replacer – Randall Okita
Re: Uniting – Laura Adkin
Sacred Creatures – Frieda Luk
Shook – Amar Wala
Sweet Angel Baby – Melanie Oates

There, There – Heather Young
This Too Shall Pass – Rob Grant
Une langue universelle – Matthew Rankin

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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